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Nov 5, 2012 3:05am EST
and somewhat cynical obama campaign that will weaken him if he is re-elected. and a debate that took romney from dead to maybe president of the united states. >> that debate was huge, joe. >> i have to say, for me, it's a republican looking at the republican party, it was a horrifying primary process that damaged the republican brand. secondly, a terrible i think republican convention, where mitt romney didn't make the turn to the middle. and, third, just a remarkable first debate. that if mitt romney wins, it will be a debate that political scientists will be looking at 50 years from now. it really could be the big turning point. >> i hate to agree, but the debate is the line of demarcation, not only was it president obama's worst night and probably a near death experience for him, but mitt romney was suddenly a credible candidate after the obama campaign put a lot of money and resources trying to kill him in the crib all summer. and romney emerges also when he did that pivot to the center. i think it was an important moment. >> i think it was the first debate. i think history will long re
Nov 12, 2012 3:05am EST
romney made, the 47%, the things obama said the first debate but the fundamental loss of this campaign probably took place in the republican primaries when they put out a group of people who were so far off the political cliff on i shalls that mattered to latinos, women and young people and is the new governing coalition and perhaps the fact that the economy got a little bit better is another fundamental fact but all these other things preoccupied us for some time. you can only, looking back, see those 20 debates that bushed everybody, including romney who became a moderate much too late to get that nomination. >> it is still striking. you have some 70% in the exit polls who believe the economy is in bad shape, 52% who feel like the country is off on the wrong direction. a lot of opposition thought to president obama and his policies and yet he prevails because of a coalition ever expanding that believes in a certain role for government, bob, that is opposed to where the republicans would like to take it. >> i think the big picture here is that president obama has got to deliver on the
Nov 5, 2012 2:00am PST
romney's efforts to expand the battleground map? we cover it all this morning with the architect of the president's re-election campaign, white house senior adviser david plouffe. and majority leader of the house, republican congressman from battleground virginia eric cantor. >>> also, our new head-to-head numbers in our poll and a primer on each side's path to 270. our political director chuck todd. >>> and then what issues mattered most in the campaign, like jobs? new jobless numbers out just days before the vote. and romney's religion and even foreign policy. our roundtable will weigh in. >>> democratic mayor of newark, new jersey, cory booker. host of msnbc's "morning joe" joe scarborough. republican strategist mike murphy. co-toast of "today," savannah guthrie. and nbc news special correspondent tom brokaw. >>> live from nbc news election headquarters at democracyaz
Nov 12, 2012 2:00am PST
by the end of the year. plus, what is the future of the gop after a stinging defeat for romney and the republicans? and how will president obama govern in a second term? we'll talk to a newly elected document congressman, joaquin castro. plus republican strategist steve schmidt, presidential historian doris kearns goodwin, nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd, and the "washington post's" bob woodward. >> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press." with david gregory. >> and good sunday morning. the newly re-elected president's message on friday, get back to work. but the focus of that work and on that work is now overshadowed by friday
Nov 19, 2012 2:00am PST
on how to avoid the fiscal cliff, as mitt romney draws fire from fellow republicans by accusing the president of doling out, quote, gifts to minority groups in exchange for their vote. what's the fallout and the future of the gop? with us, tea-party backed congressman raul labrador, tom friedman, former white house chief of staff for bill clinton john podesta, republican strategist mike murphy, and nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell.
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